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MRSA SCREEN PCR

Test Name  MRSA SCREEN PCR 
Mnemonic  MRSA PCR 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   87641 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  COPAN SWAB 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Specimen: Two-swab Copan collection of appropriate site: lower nose, groin, axilla, skin Stability: Ambient: 1 day Refrigerated: 5 days 
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Methodology  PCR - CEPHEID 
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Reference Range    
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Specify source 
Performed   
Reported   Routine: 24 hours ; Stat: 3 hours 
Note  Swabs can be obtained from Microbiology 
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